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Equestrian Sport

Montgomery and Wooten Added to Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games
The United States Equestrian Federation has approved the following additional horse/rider combinations to the USEF Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong August 8-14, 2008, from the USEF. Read more >>

Zara Phillips to miss the Olympics due to injury to Toytown
The British eventing team has suffered a massive blow today with the news that Toytown (pictured) has been injured in training, so he and Zara Phillips will miss this summer’s Olympics in Hong Kong, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Jessica Kurten’s ban must stay, rules Court of Arbitration for Sport
Irish show jumper Jessica Kurten is still banned from competing, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has announced today, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

CBC probe raises questions about horse slaughtering
A CBC News investigation into the horse slaughter industry in Canada, including hidden-camera footage from one slaughterhouse in Saskatchewan, is raising questions about how horses are being killed, from CBC News. Read more >>

Across the Country

Horse helmet rule for young riders clears first hurdle in Wellington, Fla.
Next fall, young horse riders could be forced to wear helmets on public roads and trails or face fines, from the Palm Beach Post. Read more >> 

USRider Urges Horse Owners to Maximize Fuel Economy
The use of heavy-duty vehicles to transport horses consumes more energy than most passenger cars. However, horse owners can take several steps to maximize their fuel economy, from the USEF. Read more >>

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